Students with Power: Register for ASWNMU Elections


Students who believe in the power of the voice of the students and want to make positive changes on campus should consider running for office in this year’s election for an Associated Students of Western New Mexico University student government position. ASWNMU represents the students’ interests, safeguards academic freedom and student rights, provides campus events

Examining Beauty Standards for College Women: Part 1

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Many women spend a significant amount of time altering their appearance with makeup and hair styling tools to attempt to fit the societal standard for what a woman ‘should’ look like. Gender expectations have taught us to believe that women must always look beautiful. This can be an expensive as well as a time consuming

One-Day Exhibit: Items Showcasing Racism, Featuring Khalid El-Hakim


On Thursday February 28th, Western New Mexico University hosted a one-day exhibit for Black History Month. The exhibit was to show off all the trials and tribulations African-Americans face daily. It also showed all the racial slander that is displayed in our world today towards black individuals. The wise man in charge of this exhibit

Former Mustang Editor Returns to Say Goodbye

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Homecoming is an occasion that has always held a special place for me, especially in regard to the publication that you are currently reading. Three years ago, in 2015, I had only barely taken over The Mustang as Editor and, along with my brand new, untested staff of student journalists, we took Homecoming 2015 by

WNMU Spring Commencement Happening Today!


Silver City, NM- 265 graduates will walk across the stage today at WNMU Spring Commencement 2018. Graduation will start at 2pm but students are asked to be at rehearsal at 11:00am and line-up at 1:15pm. The speaker for Spring Commencement will be Dr. Antonia Coello Novello, the first female and Hispanic-American Surgeon General for the

Avengers: Infinity War- A SPOILER-FREE Mustang Review

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Silver City, NM- This weekend marked the release of Avengers: Infinity War, which serves as the latest entry in Marvel Studios’ Cinematic Universe and is the culmination of every movie released by the studio over the past ten years. Infinity War tells the story of Thanos, a giant purple alien despot who is bent on collecting

Great Race 2018 – Talent Show


Silver City, NM – The Great Race Celebration continues, and this time rather than focusing on athletic activities, the teams put their focus behind the stage light. Bomb Squad, Party Krashers, C’s Get Degrees and Little Rascals battle against each other by participating in a lip sync/singing battle as well as being able to recreate

Great Race 2018 – Spartan Race


Silver City, NM – Great Race kicks off their third event of the week with the exhilarating Spartan Race, an obstacle course focusing on speed. Hosted by Mustang Entertainment and The Center for Gender Equity, the obstacle race begins with the contestants slipping on women’s high heels and lipstick, before (literally) running errands such as

Dylan Kester Runs for ASWNMU Vice President

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Silver City, N.M.- Dylan Kester holds the current position of Pro Temp on the ASWNMU Student Senate, but come next fall he’s aiming a little higher and returning to his seat at Vice President of ASWNMU. With this transition, Dylan begins his fourth year with WNMU’s Student Government. Dylan has always sought to be a